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Holiday Essex House

  20 N 12th Street
Lemoyne, PA 17043

The Woods at Cedar Run

  824 Lisburn Road
Camp Hill, PA 17011

The Manor at Oakridge

  4500 Oakhurst Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17110

Cross Keys Village

  2990 Carlisle Pike
New Oxford, PA 17350

Brookdale Grayson View

  29 Grayson View Court
Selinsgrove, PA 17870

Brightview Westminster Ridge

  505 High Acre Drive
Westminster, MD 21157

The Terraces at Westminster

  45 Washington Road
Westminster, MD 21157

The Heritage of Green Hills

  200 Tranquility Lane
Reading, PA 19607

Vintage Knolls

  9 Justin Dr
Danville, PA 17821

Heatherwood Retirement Community

  3180 Horseshoe Pike
Honey Brook, PA 19344

Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge

  12261 Roundwood Road
Timonium, MD 21093

Brightview Avondell

  128 West Ring Factory Road
Bel Air, MD 21014

Atrium Village

  4730 Atrium Court
Owings Mills, MD 21117

13 Independent Living Communities in the Harrisburg Area

Holiday Essex House

Experience Award-Winning Independent Senior Living in Lemoyne, PA

  •  20 N 12th Street, Lemoyne, PA 17043
  • Three Chef-Prepared Meals Daily
  • Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
  • Large Screen TV Lounge, Chapel, Library, Barber/Beauty Salon, Billiard Lounge, Computer Room with Internet Access
  • Light Linen Service and Weekly Housekeeping; Most Utilities Included
  • Complimentary Scheduled Transportation

The Woods at Cedar Run

Every walk in The Woods is special!

  •  824 Lisburn Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011
  • Three nutritious meals cooked fresh daily
  • Fun-filled calendar of social, religious, recreational and educational programs
  • Weekly housekeeping
  • Bath and bed linen services
  • State-of-the-art fitness center, library, chapel, movie theater and on-site salon services

The Manor at Oakridge

Active independent living community just outside Harrisburg, PA

  •  4500 Oakhurst Boulevard, Harrisburg, PA 17110
  • Spacious studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom senior apartments include utilities, basic cable TV and individual thermostat controls for your comfort
  • Convenient kitchenette and bathroom with walk-in tub
  • Three delicious chef-prepared meals every day of the week
  • Exceptional opportunities to learn new skills, socialize, stay fit and achieve goals with Holiday's signature Engage Life® program
  • Comprehensive emergency response plans

Cross Keys Village

Exceeding your Expectations

  •  2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, PA 17350
  • Cross Keys Village is the largest single-site nonprofit retirement community in Pennsylvania (5th largest in the U.S.)
  • Spacious and well-appointed cottage, country home, and apartment residences situated on more than 250 acres of some of the most beautiful countryside in Pennsylvania
  • Plentiful opportunities for invigorating, healthful living, everything from an indoor aquatic center, cardiovascular training room, and full schedule of fitness classes, to a massage therapy suite, day spa, and cafe
  • Three on-site restaurants, full-service banking, a beauty salon and barber shop, a library, worship services, free transportation, and more
  • Should you ever need additional levels of care of medical attention, you're in good hands at Cross Keys

Brookdale Grayson View

Exceptional Senior Living in Central Pennsylvania

  •  29 Grayson View Court, Selinsgrove, PA 17870
  • 3 delicious meals served daily
  • 24-hour specially-trained on-site staff
  • Engaging activities
  • Apartment maintenance
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service

Brightview Westminster Ridge

Come home to Brightview Westminster Ridge.

  •  505 High Acre Drive, Westminster, MD 21157
  • Deluxe one- and two-bedroom apartments/Many apartments with balcony or patio
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, garbage disposal and refrigerator with ice maker
  • Well-stocked library with computer access stations
  • Fitness center with senior-friendly equipment
  • Full-service beauty/barber shop

The Terraces at Westminster

Enhanced Senior Living in Westminster

  •  45 Washington Road, Westminster, MD 21157
  • 167-sq.-foot studios, 200-sq.-foot one bedrooms and 397-sq.-foot two bedrooms/one bath; some furnished
  • All utilities except basic cable and telephone included
  • Parties, socials, hobby and game groups
  • Off-site excursions, including luncheons
  • Pets welcome (up to 25 lbs.)

The Heritage of Green Hills

A senior live-it-up community.

  •  200 Tranquility Lane, Reading, PA 19607
  • Flexible monthly dining plan - dine when you want at your choice of on-campus dining venues
  • Utilities and basic cable TV (except telephone, premium cable television and Internet service)
  • Housekeeping services twice each month
  • Poolside lounge, fireside lounge and bar
  • Heated, indoor/outdoor swimming pool and hot tub

Vintage Knolls

Your family is our family.

  •  9 Justin Dr, Danville, PA 17821
  • Chef-prepared meals with snacks
  • Exercise & Planned Wellness Programs
  • Full Calendar of Events and Planned Activities
  • Library, Beauty Shop
  • Local transportation services, Weekly housekeeping services

Heatherwood Retirement Community

Tradition, Service, Excellence

  •  3180 Horseshoe Pike, Honey Brook, PA 19344
  • Month-to-month leases
  • Restaurant-style dining
  • Billiards room, cafe, library, beauty salon and barbershop
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds, including a pond and gazebos
  • Transportation services

Brightview Mays Chapel Ridge

Senior Living. Vibrant Living.

  •  12261 Roundwood Road, Timonium, MD 21093
  • Deluxe studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, garbage disposal and refrigerator with ice maker
  • Decorator kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities
  • Real Movie Theatre complete with theater seating and popcorn
  • Inviting outdoor spaces for exercise, dining, gardening or just relaxing

Brightview Avondell

Active Senior Living in Bel Air, MD

  •  128 West Ring Factory Road, Bel Air, MD 21014
  • Aesthetically pleasing, well-maintained building and grounds
  • Deluxe studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, garbage disposal and refrigerator with ice maker
  • Lovely dining venues serving chef-prepared meals
  • Inviting outdoor spaces for exercise, dining, gardening or just relaxing

Atrium Village

Welcome to Atrium Village - Senior Living in Owings Mills

  •  4730 Atrium Court, Owings Mills, MD 21117
  • Chef-inspired meals each day, served restaurant style
  • Scheduled transportation for shopping, excursions and appointments
  • Variety of recreational, cultural and entertainment choices
  • Beauty salon and barber shop
  • Personalized care plan

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.

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